5 Seconds of Summer go for trippy in ‘Wildflower’

We just want to know how high the guys from 5 Seconds of Summer were when they shot this music video because it was a trip from beginning to end. Think of it as a hallucinogen daydream mixed with chunks from the 70s and 90s.

Don’t believe us? Watch “Wildflower” above.

Side note. According to the band, they filmed the video by passing a green screen from house to house and letting each of them do their own thing.

“We made this at home by passing around a green screen from house to house (disinfecting it of course) and capturing the footage on our phones.”

At least they’re being hygienic about it.

“Wildflower” is featured on 5 Seconds of Summer’s latest release, C.A.L.M.

5 Seconds of Summer treat fans to ‘Wildflower’

5 Seconds of Summer’s new album is due out in less than 48 hours, but that’s not stopping the guys from giving us one last tune to hold us over until then.

On Wednesday (March 25), the Australian group unleashed one final single before their album’s official drop. Titled “Wildflower,” the almost four-minute track sounds like a departure from all the other tracks they’ve released so far.

But let’s be honest, none of the songs they’ve recently released sound the same.

To coincide with the song’s debut, the foursome has unveiled the lyric video for the track, which features a slew of…you guessed it, wildflowers. Before the video begins, the band gives their followers some insider information about the making of the lyric video.

It took ten straight hours of stop-motion animation, eight hours of editing, 358 different photos, and a grand total of 529 flowers.

Talk about dedication.

Go ahead and show some appreciation for all the hard work by watching the clip one (or 20 times).

“Wildflower” is the fifth single off 5 Seconds of Summer’s upcoming fourth studio album, C.A.L.M.

“Wildflower” joins previously released tracks “Old Me,” “Easier,” “No Shame,” and “Teeth” (our favorite song that has so far been released) featured on the forthcoming 12-track album.

C.A.L.M. is due out this Friday, March 27. Pre-save and pre-order options are still available on the band’s website.

In support of the much-anticipated release, the foursome will hit the North American touring circuit in the late summer. The “No Shame” tour will find the quartet performing at venues across the continent in August and September.

The tour begins on August 12 at the Sports Palace in Mexico City and concludes on September 26 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

With everything that is currently happening in the world, we’re not sure what the status of the tour is. As of now, it looks as if the excursion will go forward, but we’ll keep an eye out if there’s any change.

5 Seconds of Summer take it back to the beginning with ‘Old Me’

5 Seconds of Summer are taking all their fans back to the band’s inception, even if it is for a few minutes.

On Tuesday (March 10), the Australian band returned with the music video for their latest single, “Old Me.” Initially released late last month, the song is an ode to the band’s past selves who worked hard to get them where they currently are.

Sticking to the message of the song, the foursome released a four-minute clip to mirror that. The premise of the video is simple. The guys are riding in a desolate train as footage and photos of their younger selves (not really them until a certain point in the video) are inter-cut with the present versions of themselves.

Towards the end of the clip, real footage from the guys during their early and teen years are shown (footage you can probably find on YouTube). When the train finally arrives at the group’s final destination, it opens to reveal a festival stage with a massive audience all there to see 5 Seconds of Summer. That’s one way to celebrate your past.

Also, shout out to drummer Ashton Irwin, who just HAD to take off his shirt during the final seconds of the clip.

Watch “Old Me” above.

“Old Me” is the fourth single off 5 Seconds of Summer’s upcoming fourth studio effort, C.A.L.M. Previously released singles “Easier,” “No Shame,” and our personal favorite “Teeth” are also featured on the forthcoming 12-track album.

C.A.L.M. is due out March 27. Pre-save and pre-order options are currently live on the band’s website.

In support of the much-anticipated release, the foursome will hit the North American touring circuit in the late summer. The “No Shame” tour will find the quartet performing at venues across the continent in August and September.

The tour begins on August 12 at the Sports Palace in Mexico City and concludes on September 26 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Listen: 5 Seconds of Summer celebrate the ‘Old Me’ in their latest single

We tend to cringe when it comes to looking back at our old selves, and can you blame us? We’ve done some cringe-worthy things in the past.

But, the guys in 5 Seconds of Summer are taking that in strive and celebrating who they used to be with a brand new song.

On Friday (February 21), the Australian band unleashed another new single from their upcoming fourth studio album. Titled “Old Me,” the new track is a celebration of their former selves who helped make them the people that they are today. The over-three-minute lyric video includes photographs of the four guys as children and teenagers when their crazy musical journey began. (Look at those emo bangs and baby 5 Seconds of Summer!)

“Old me carries a youthful spirit and follows the narrative of a young person’s life growing up, for better or for worse,” frontman Luke Hemmings said in a statement about the new track.

“Every decision we made, whether right or wrong, has led us to the men we are proud to be today. We were thrown into the public eye at a young age, and gratefully had each other at a confusing time. Sometimes it’s important we look back in order to appreciate the journey we’ve been on together.”

“Old Me” is the fourth single off 5 Seconds of Summer’s upcoming fourth studio effort, C.A.L.M. Previously released singles “Easier,” “No Shame,” and our personal favorite “Teeth” are also featured on the forthcoming 12-track album.

Earlier this month, the group released the insanely weird music video for “No Shame” that seriously still has us scratching our heads (we guess that was the point?).

C.A.L.M. is due out March 27. Pre-save and pre-order options are currently live on the band’s website.

In support of the much-anticipated release, the foursome will hit the North American touring circuit in the late summer. The “No Shame” tour will find the quartet performing at venues across the continent in August and September.

The tour begins on August 12 at the Sports Palace in Mexico City and concludes on September 26 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California.

The Band Camino will join 5 Seconds of Summer on the upcoming trek.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Tickets for the tour are now on sale.

Stay calm: 5 Seconds of Summer to release new album in March, unleash ‘No Shame’

5 Seconds of Summer may be able to keep CALM at the moment, but their fan base is definitely not.

On Wednesday (Feb. 5), the Australian band formally unveiled the name of their much-anticipated fourth studio effort. Dubbed C.A.L.M. (you know, the first letter of each of the guys’ names?), the record is due out March 27.

Pre-save and pre-order options are currently live on the band’s website.

The forthcoming album will feature 12-new tracks, including previously released songs “Easier,” “Teeth,” and their brand new single “No Shame” which can be streamed above.

Like their recent tour announcement, the foursome took to social media to reveal all the new information. Accompanying the news was a 20-second clip that features some live performance shots and behind-the-scenes footage, all with a grainy filter making it feel like it was something straight from the 1990s grunge era (think Nirvana and old-school Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails).

The new album information comes less than a week after the band announced plans to embark on a massive North American outing during the late summer.

The “No Shame” tour (which we now know is named after one of the album’s new tunes) will find the quartet performing at venues across the continent in August and September.

The tour begins on Aug. 12 at the Sports Palace in Mexico City and concludes on Sept. 26 at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California.

The Band Camino will join 5SOS on the upcoming trek.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Tickets go on sale next Friday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. local time.

Every ticket purchased will include a physical copy of the impending album. C.A.L.M. is the follow-up to 2018’s smash hit Youngblood.